What I’m really terrified of is leading an average, ordinary life with a regular job and an invariable routine, planned holidays, an average household, fixed responsibilities and not doing anything different to be remembered by.
the fact that kids feel physically ill and have mental breakdowns at the very idea of going to school should be a clue to some people that maybe something isnt fucking right
+ their parents doing something wrong too
very high expectations, low tolerance level & the opinions like banning something can be the only right solution etc.
Not necessarily. My family had average expectations for me, I easily maintained a B+ average throughout high school and had pretty healthy relationships with the majority of my teachers. I still had panic attacks going to school up until I was a senior. The thought of sitting in a building where most of the faculty who didn’t know me treated me like a criminal from 8am-2pm and most of my peers acted horribly toward each other was enough to set me off in the morning, and I missed 45% of class days because of it. The structure of today’s education system is not designed for student success, it’s designed to keep people feeling complacent and defeated.
A friend linked me these because he thought they’d be relevant to me, he was extremely correct. If these pieces of advice aren’t relevant to you, improve yourself until they are.
A good chunk of Tumblr could benefit from this.
I had to apply several of these to myself and it was the best thing I could ever do with my life.
As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.
Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives.
Keep speaking up!!!!!
being a feminist means changing your behaviour to better support women, not re-labelling everything you do already as ~an empowering statement~
this includes not screaming at people who disagree with you about how wrong and privileged they are because telling people how much they suck does not turn them to support your cause
—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)
Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?
I didn’t know this.
He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.
When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.
And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this. They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.
knife his corpse
NEVER READ ANY OF HIS BOOKS AGAIN. AND READ HERS INSTEAD. CONSIGN HIM TO OBLIVION.
Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh
Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx
Um. I thought it was common knowledge that he was an asshole?
I knew he was an asshole, but not that bad….
Ah so my hatred for Great Gatsby is actually founded in fact
Just called an anorexia help line and the girl answered and immediately hearing I was male said “you’re real funny douche” and hung up. If you dot think that’s messed up, u messed up.
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME